MONMOUTH COUNTY – Good news for Monmouth County high school students heading off to college in the fall: The Count Basie Center for the Arts located in Red Bank is once again offering their annual Arts Impact scholarships for seniors.
The Arts Impact scholarships include the Moser Taboada Arts Impact Scholarship, Steven and Jaime Schultz Arts Impact Scholarship, the Siciliano Landscape Company Arts Impact Scholarship, the Monmouth County Freeholders Basie Scholarship for Continuing Education, and the Bank of America Arts Matter Impact Award.
The Monmouth County Freeholders Basie Scholarship for Continuing Education will go to a student who plans on attending a New Jersey college.
The Bank of America Arts Matter Impact Award is a new award; it will be given to the senior who best demonstrates the impact of the arts on their life, according to The Basie.
Each of the scholarships will provide a student with $2,500 towards freshman year’s tuition.
“We’re grateful to Bank Of America, Moser-Toboada, Siciliano Landscape Company, Steven and Jaime Schultz and the Monmouth County Freeholders for funding this year’s series of arts impact scholarships,” said Yvonne Lamb-Scudiery, Vice President, Education, Count Basie Center for the Arts. “We know that the arts play a significant role in the development of all minds – from actual artists to the scientists or doctors of tomorrow. These awards seek to recognize those who have experienced for themselves the engaging power of the arts.”
The deadline to apply is March 22, 2019 at 4 p.m. High school seniors can apply at thebasie.org/arts-impact-scholarships. The application entry packet requires an essay, a resume, and three personal recommendations. Student essays should follow the theme of “The Impact of The Arts in My Life.”
Scholarship award winners will be announced on May 22, 2019 at the 14th Annual Basie Awards.